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The School of Night

(2011)
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An ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuries

In the late sixteenth century, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only: the servant woman he loves.

In modern-day Washington, D.C., disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. Now Wax is dead and Styles wants the letter back.

But the letter is an object of interest to others, too. It may be the clue to a hidden treasure; it may contain the long-sought formula for alchemy; it most certainly will prove the existence of the group of men whom Shakespeare dubbed the School of Night but about whom little is known. Joining Henry in his search for the letter is Clarissa Dale, a mysterious woman who suffers from visions that only Henry can understand. In short order, Henry finds himself stumbling through a secretive world of ancient perils, caught up in a deadly plot, and ensnared in the tragic legacy of a forgotten genius.

Genre: Thriller
 
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Hardback Editions

December 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The School of Night
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 1-4458-5850-9 / 978-1-4458-5850-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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July 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The School of Night (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 1-4104-3860-0 / 978-1-4104-3860-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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March 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The School of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 0-8050-9069-X / 978-0-8050-9069-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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March 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The School of Night
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 1-84854-218-6 / 978-1-84854-218-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The School of Night
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 1-4458-5851-7 / 978-1-4458-5851-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The School of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 1-250-00230-3 / 978-1-250-00230-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The School of Night
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 1-84854-219-4 / 978-1-84854-219-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The School of Night
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 1-84854-233-X / 978-1-84854-233-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The School of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 1-4272-5924-0 / 978-1-4272-5924-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2012 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The School of Night
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 0-85735-499-X / 978-0-85735-499-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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January 2012 : UK Audio CD
Title: The School of Night
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 0-85735-500-7 / 978-0-85735-500-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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April 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: The School of Night
Author(s): Louis Bayard
ISBN: 0-7927-7473-6 / 978-0-7927-7473-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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March 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The School of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Louis Bayard
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The School of Night: A Novel
Author(s): Louis Bayard
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The School of Night
Author(s): Louis Bayard
Publisher: John Murray
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